Living Out Our Faith

Living Out Our Faith

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

This feast was instituted by Pope St. Pius V in thanksgiving for the great naval victory over the Turks at the battle of Lepanto on this day in the year 1570, a favor due to the recitation of the Rosary. This victory saved Europe from being overrun by the forces of Islam. Lepanto, perhaps the most complete victory ever gained over the Ottoman Empire, on October 7, 1571,…

New Evangelization Summit 2019: Register now!

On May 4th, 2019, join thousands of Catholics from across North America at the premier conference on the New Evangelization. The event will be held at the Infinity Convention Centre in Ottawa and webcast to host sites across Canada and the US. This year’s Summit is once again featuring world-class Catholic speakers: Michael Dopp, Fr. James Mallon, Cardinal Gerald Lacroix,…

The Joy of Mercy

On this Laetare Sunday, we focus on the JOY that is the hallmark of our healing encounter with the mercy of God. (Excerpted from The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis): I am always struck when I reread the parable of the merciful father; … it always gives me great hope. Think of that younger son who was in the father’s house, who was loved; and yet he wants his…

Without God, we are nothing: homily

Without God, we are nothing. In our fallen state, we have conditional love ingrained in our hearts. But with God, we can learn to love unconditionally. When Jesus asks us to be merciful as God is merciful, we have the capacity to do it because we have the Holy Spirit present and helping us. To follow Him, we need to acknowledge that we can’t do His work without Him.…

Your Treasure and Your Heart: a reflection

We KNOW the Lord personally. We GROW deeper in our faith. We GO forth to share the good news. Here is a little something to think about as we strive to be good stewards of all that we have: Your Treasure and Your Heart (excerpt from Fr. Bob Bedard’s We Are Called to be Companions of the Cross, 114) When I eat out, where do I go? Will Bert’s Beanery do, or does it always…

2019 World Day of the Sick

The World Day of the Sick was instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1992 and has three permanent themes. First, it reminds the faithful to pray intensely and sincerely for those who are sick. Second, the celebration invites Christians to reflect on and respond to human suffering. And third, this day recognizes and honours all persons who work in health care and serve as…

Dear Parish Family – Looking ahead to 2019

Dear Parish Family, Thank you so very much for your generosity in giving Christmas gifts, food, and well wishes.  Fr. Lawrence, Miguel and I are very grateful and we have had a wonderful week.  Fr. Lawrence and Miguel are presently in Toronto visiting family and friends until Sunday.  I will be away in Kitchener from January 1st in the afternoon until January 7. I look…
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